Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence [NOOK Book]

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Drawing on an extensive knowledge of Pushkin's library and his intellectual context, Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence addresses how theories of inspiration informed Pushkin's thinking about classicism and Romanticism in the 1820s and 1830s. The story of the unfolding of the imagination as a vital poetic power is a consistent theme of the entire book. It is this movement towards a fuller apprehension and application of the imagination that guided Pushkin's transitions through different phases of his creative ...
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Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

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Overview

Drawing on an extensive knowledge of Pushkin's library and his intellectual context, Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence addresses how theories of inspiration informed Pushkin's thinking about classicism and Romanticism in the 1820s and 1830s. The story of the unfolding of the imagination as a vital poetic power is a consistent theme of the entire book. It is this movement towards a fuller apprehension and application of the imagination that guided Pushkin's transitions through different phases of his creative development. The book looks at Pushkin's knowledge of important ideas and artistic trends with poems about the creative imagination, psychology, sex and the body, heroism and the ethical life, and death.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191607950
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 7/24/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Andrew Kahn is Professor of Russian Literature at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor in Modern Languages at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He has degrees from Harvard and Oxford in Russian and Classics. His scholarly research draws on his wide-ranging interests in European literature, most especially Greek, Latin and French, and displays a broad learning. In addition to writing about Pushkin, he works on Enlightenment literature in Russia and Europe, on the history of ideas, the comparative reception of European culture in Russia, travel writing, the history of translation, and twentieth-century poetry.

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Table of Contents

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Introduction 1

1 Tradition and Originality 13

2 Invention and Genius 34

3 The Meaning of Beauty 62

4 A Reticent Imagination 88

5 Nature and Romantic Subjectivity 117

6 Genius and the Commerce of Poetry 158

7 The Hero 217

8 Body and Soul 278

Appendix 339

Bibliography 343

Index 379

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